Among a host of provisions, H.B. 6548 addresses alternating proprietorship and contract manufacturing agreements, subjects beer manufacturers to beer keg identification, receipt and refund requirements, and allows a permitted manufacturer of spirits or beer that also holds a farmers’ market sales permit to sell, and offer free tastings of, its spirits or beer at a farmers’ market operated as a nonprofit enterprise or association.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles